Entries in poetry (14)

Sunday
May062018

Spring and Travels to Gettysburg

The temps finally rose enough that some outside time with Limonata San Pellegrino was in order. In truth a bit more like summer than spring, but as we bounce around, who knows. Still, seems like a good enough reason to wish everyone Happy Spring, and use this fun sipping lemon I found on one of my outings with Natalie Sypolt. 

I traveled to Gettysburg, PA this week to be the featured reader at the Ragged Edge Coffee shop's First Friday. I love local poetry events, and my hosts, Marty, Jane, Gary (who was a regular until he moved west), and Katy were delightful, as was the whole group in attendance. It's the kind of thing that reminds you that all is alive and well with poetry. 

I tried out some newer poems, and the fun poem composed completely of Prince song titles. Of course purse and outfit matched for the occasion.

Thanks for such a lovely time!

Thursday
Sep072017

Women of Appalachia Project 

I'm very pleased to announce that I'll be part of the Women of Appalachia Project with the first event at the Downtown Library at WVU on September 30, 2017, 1-3 PM. I'll be sharing three poems, and my good friend Natalie Sypolt will be reading fiction. 

Saturday
May132017

Grier School and Graduation

A BIG THANK YOU to Kara Lawler and the lovely young women at the Grier School for Girls, for an engaging afternoon of poetry and writing discussion in their newly redecorated coffee barn. I forgot to take pictures this go-round, but here is one from a past visit:

Coffee Barn at the Grier School.

It is also graduation weekend at WVU. I just wanted to say congrats to all my students and advisees walking in this weekend's ceremony. Good luck to you all!

Tuesday
Apr112017

Reading at California University of Pennsylvania

Thanks to the good folks at CALU for inviting me to read on April 1th. I read in their lovely chapel. And the chips and salsa afterward was another lovely treat!

Upcoming readings include Parkersburg April 22 and 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown May 27.

Saturday
Feb252017

A night at the West Virginia Folklife Center

Friday night fun: Natalie Sypolt, Dominique Bruno and I hopped in the car and headed to the West Virginia Folklife Center where our friend and WV poet laureate Marc Harshman was being honored, along with the musician Bill Stalnaker (Bill, thanks for the T-Bone Walker and all the rest!)

We also took in a very cool folklife botany exhibit, and saw a Doug Van Gundy poem on display.